Your Name

Stop being so intelligent!
Putting capital letters after your name
will make it taste no sweeter
on a lover's lips.
The wisest teacher tells you everything
in a single syllable
whispered in your ear
for the price of a flower.
Whoever spoke the moon and stars
into their joyous dance
first held all that could be known
in a breath of silence.
You were there, spinning in that
womb of prayer.
Why do you claim to know anything
when you can't even remember
your true Name?


Painting by Mahmoud Farschian